Minnie Charity Potts 1872-1923
Wayne & Lenoir County, NC

Minnie was the daughter of Newman and Susan Marinda Lewis Potts of Brogden Township, Wayne County, NC. She was born April 4, 1872 in Wayne County and died November 27, 1923 in Deep Run, Lenoir County, NC.

A special thanks to Ouida Allison, granddaughter of William and Minnie, for sharing her photos.


Minnie Clyde, Drucilla (Drudie) and Melissa Mae Lewis Photo


William Leonard Lewis, son of Leonard Lewis and Drucilla Yelverton, was born August 6, 1860, and died February 15, 1913 in Lenoir Co. NC. He married Minnie Charity Potts on December 24, 1889.

Children of William Lewis and Minnie Potts were:

Drucilla, b. July 05, 1891, Lenoir Co NC; d. October 22, 1983, Lenoir Co NC
Janie Sybil, b. January 02, 1905, Lenoir Co NC; d. June 11, 1984, Lenoir Co NC
Melissa May, b. December 01, 1895, Lenoir Co NC; d. Bet. 1948 - 1949, Lenoir Co NC
Minnie Clyde, b. May 05, 1899, Lenoir Co NC; d. February 05, 1963
Sidney Worth, b. October 12, 1909, Lenoir Co NC; d. August 18, 1986, Lenoir Co NC

Family information contributed by Andrew Hill, grandson of William and Minnie.


1884 - Newman Potts Estate: Lot No. 2 is assigned to Minnie C Potts in severalty, bounded as follows: at a stake on the New Berne road, corner of lot no. 1, a bridge across a ditch, corner of lot no. 4, corner of lots no. 3 & 4 containing fifty five & one half acres, valued at three hundred & fifty dollars.


10 Apr 1890 - Wayne County
To the Superior Court:
Julia Elizabeth Potts Estate: Lot 4 drawn by Minnie Lewis, bounded as follows to wit: Begins at a stake corner of Lot No 3, containing 4 acres valued at twenty five dollars.


State of North Carolina Wayne County
Register of Deeds, Book 68, page 126
Written: December 7, 1893 - $200 55 1/2 acres
Recorded January 2, 1894

Wm. Lewis & Minnie C. Lewis to J. A. Fields

Adjoining the lands of J. A. Fields, Susan Jones adjoining New Bern road, cor. of lot No. 1, a bridge across a ditch, lot Nos. 3 & 4, containing fifty-five and one half acres.


Sybil, Minnie and Drucilla Lewis Photo


Lewis Family Photos


Minnie Charity Potts Lewis
Contributed by Ouida Allison


Urban Potts visiting with sister Minnie Charity Potts Lewis
Contributed by Ouida Allison


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